Family Lifers Forums

Create forums and topics you and your friends can discuss. You can see your friends activities, views and responses on all topics!
This topic contains 0 voices and has 0 replies.
0 voices
0 replies
  • Creator
    Topic
  • #28658
    Okey_14_boi
    Moderator

    Itunu who died in Ivorian prison reported her fate after 2 years in jail – Abike Dabiri-Erewa says

    Itunu

    Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairperson, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, has said the late Itunu Babalola, the Nigerian lady who died in an Ivorian prison, did not report her plight early enough to the Nigerian Commission in Ivory Coast.

    Babalola’s case became public in March 2021 and she died on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, after suffering an infection while still in prison for a crime she didn’t commit.

    Following her death, Nigerians called out the Nigerian government, specifically the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) for not acting earlier to get her out of jail.

    Reacting during an interview on Arise TV, Abike Dabiri explained that Itunu had spent two years in jail before the matter was reported.

    She said: “She did not inform the mission about the trial. She had spent two years in jail, then her father cried out for help.

    Perhaps, when she had issues with the burglar and policeman that was changing the case and reported to the Mission, maybe it would have been a different story.”

    Abike added that when her case was made public, the Nigerian Ambassador to Ivory Coast, Martin Adamu, immediately swung into action.

     

    She said: “But as soon as the ambassador got to know about it they immediately took action. First, they went to see her when she was in prison, somewhere outside Abidjan and got a lawyer.

    They also got money together for the lawyer to even begin the case. And the money was raised within the Nigerian community and the Nigerian Mission quickly.

    The lawyer gave an assurance that it was a case for an appeal. In fact, the prosecutor made it clear that the girl (Itunu) shouldn’t be in jail.”

    Itunu, an Oyo State indigene, was working as a trader in Bondoukou, Cote d’Ivoire before her apartment was burgled by an Ivorian in September 2019. She landed in jail after refusing a settlement from an Ivorian police officer on the burgled items.

     

    Read Also: 2 Nigerians Allegedly Kidnapped And Raped A South African Woman For Four Days

     

    Please follow @Familyliferinfo on Twitter

     

     

    okey_14_boi

Share
Topic tags

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Share

Invite your friends to Familylifers

CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO INVITE YOUR FRIENDS TO CONNECT WITH YOU ON FAMILYLIFERS.

WEEKLY TOP LIFERS (MEMBERS)

  1. # 1Profile Photo
    Family Lifers
    13625 Points
  2. # 2Profile Photo
    Chichi
    3334 Points
  3. # 3Profile Photo
    Seyibabs8
    3237 Points
  4. # 4Profile Photo
    Kufekpo
    3225 Points
  5. # 5Profile Photo
    John Adeleke
    3188 Points

Members

  • Profile picture of adhey
    registered 3 days, 1 hour ago
  • Profile picture of coydzs9283875
    registered 1 week, 1 day ago
  • Profile picture of Odufa
    registered 2 weeks, 5 days ago
  • Profile picture of Gentle
    registered 3 weeks ago
  • Profile picture of Waters
    registered 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Become a member of Familylifers.com

Enjoy these benefits!

  • Connect your friends
  • Solve Marriage and Relationship Problems
  • Showcase your skills and products in our MARKET PLACE for FREE
  • Drop your CV, get a job And lots more

New Report

Close